What can one person do about climate change, torture, racism, xenophobia, gun violence, fracking, Congressional ineptitude, ignorance, war and greed? Write funny songs, says Roy Zimmerman , master satirist, songwriter, and performer.
HPJC is bringing Roy Zimmerman back to Houston in a benefit to raise funds for Peace Camp Houston.
“ReZist” is ninety minutes of Roy Zimmerman’s hilarious, rhyme-intensive original songs.
“Sometimes I think satire is the most hopeful and heartfelt form of expression,” says Roy, “because in calling out the world’s absurdities and laughing in their face, I’m affirming the real possibility for change.”
Roy’s songs have been heard on HBO and Showtime. He’s shared stages with Bill Maher, Robin Williams, Ellen DeGeneres, John Oliver, Kate Clinton and George Carlin. He’s been profiled on NPR’s “All Things Considered,” and he’s a featured blogger for the Huffington Post.
He’s funny, he’s a great musician, he’s an excellent performer, and his in-person performances are outstanding. What more could you ask for?
The concert starts at 7:30 pm, but there’s also an optional pot luck dinner at 6:30 pm — bring some food or drink to share, if you wish.
Visit Roy’s web site and check out his music on YouTube for more information about him and his music. If you can’t come, but would like to help us pay expenses so more children can attend peace camp, go to the Peace Camp Houston donation form.
We’re asking for a contribution of $20 at the door, or $15 in advance, but if that’s too much for you, please let us know.
We’ll also collect additional donations just for this summer’s Peace Camp Houston, for those who can give more. We hope to add more weeks of peace camp, at different locations, and provide subsidies for more children of lower income families – it all depends on how much funds we can raise. Please give generously!